East York

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43.6913, -79.3278

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  • An autonomous urban borough until 1997, East York is located north of Danforth Avenue between the Don River and Victoria Park Avenue. East York was an exclave of York from 1922 to 1924. East York developed contemporaneously with the West End of old Toronto, and it is similar in form and character. In 1967, East York was expanded to include the Town of Leaside.

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      Hierarchical terms

      East York

      East York

        Equivalent terms

        East York

        • UF Broadview North
        • UF Crescent Town
        • UF Pape Village
        • UF Woodbine Heights
        • UF Bermondsey
        • UF Leaside
        • UF Thornecliffe Park
        • UF Governor's Bridge

        Associated terms

        East York

          64 Archival description results for East York

          64 results directly related Exclude narrower terms
          CA ON00340 F1781 · Fonds · 1933-2018

          Fonds consists of records, including baptisms, 1943-2018, marriages, 1933-2015, and burials, 1933-1986, of Cosburn United Church in East York, 1933-2018.

          Cosburn United Church (East York, Ont.)
          CA ON00340 F2823 · Fonds · 1842-2021

          Fonds consists of records of Don Mills Methodist Church, 1886-1925; records including unified board minutes, 2000-2021, of Don Mills - Thorncliffe Park Pastoral Charge, 1998-2021; records, including baptisms 1984-2006, marriages 1897- 1992, and burials 1986, of Don Mills United Church (includes records of Don Mills Methodist Church), 1886-2021.

          Don Mills United Church (Toronto, Ont.)
          CA ON00340 F1043-4-3 · Subseries · 1887-1990
          Part of Toronto United Church Council fonds

          Victor Home began unofficially as early as 1900, at the Fred Victor Mission, where expectant mothers were accepted by the deaconess. In the minutes of the Fred Victor Mission Society of the Methodist Church this work was informally referred to as “rescue work”. In 1904, it was decided to make this a separate mission department and Victor Home for Women was opened under the name “Door of Hope” at 295 Jarvis Street. In 1904, the old Metropolitan Church parsonage at 266 Jarvis Street was acquired after it was decided that more space was required to carry out the work of the home. In 1913, 341 Jarvis Street was purchased for the Home to expand their work which included a Well Baby clinic. In 1939 Victor Home was run by a 16 member management executive that reported to the Toronto Home Missions Council.Until 1957, adoptions for mothers at the homes were arranged by the Victor Home. At this time, in response to legal actions taken against the home and the Toronto Home Missions Council in 1956, it was decided to temporarily transfer adoption processes to the Children’s Aid Society. In 1958 this arrangement was made official.
          In 1989 Victor Home for Women was incorporated as Massey Center for Women. Subseries consists of Board of Directors records, 1983-1986; general correspondence, 1935-1982; Housing Project records, 1986-1988, Task Force records, 1986-1989; property records (including deeds), 1887-1990.

          Victor Home for Unwed Mothers (Toronto, Ont.)